Like a bubble bath for the soul
I spent an hour today in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the Cathedral today. It was really nice. Normally, when I spend time in front of the sacrament, I do it a little something like this:
1) Divine Mercy Chaplet - Relaxes me and gets me in a spiritual state of mind
2) Rosary - Because I know I should do them. I like the Divine Mercy Chaplet more, but I need to do the Rosary as well.
3) Mass readings - If I've missed mass (which is normally the case if I am spending time in front of the Tabernacle), I'll read the scripture readings for the day, and the thoughts from the Magnificat.
4) Personal Prayer - I'll usually read the Evening Prayers from the Magnificat, and then I'll do a personal intercessory prayer, when I'll pray for the people in my life that need it and for me to draw closer to God.
At the end, I'll bow and cross myself with holy water. The whole process takes about an hour or so. Afterwards, I always feel so serene and relaxed. The stresses of the world melt away. I can deal with everyday stresses when I spend time with God and put it all in perspective.